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Maamannan: Fans go gaga over Vadivelu's rendition of Raasa Kannu, say he deserves an award for the song

This is Vaigai Puyal's first single set in the tunes composed by Isai Puyal AR Rahman

Maamannan: Fans go gaga over Vadivelu's rendition of Raasa Kannu, say he deserves an award for the song
Vadivelu during the song recording of Raasa Kannu
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Last Updated: 10.28 AM, May 20, 2023

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Ever since the first single from Mari Selvaraj's Maamannan, Raasa Kannu, was released yesterday, fans can't stop admiring Vadivelu's rendition of the song. Some have called it heartwrenching, many others have stated that Vadivelu deserves a National Award for the Best Singer. Many have also gone on to reminisce about Vaigai Puyal's discography as a singer.

Check out some of the tweets below

The song's lyrics, penned by Yugabharathi, talks about the pain and agony faced by the oppressed communities due to being discriminated against by the privileged castes. This is the first time that Vadivelu had sung in AR Rahman's composition.

The composer dropped a glimpse of the recording session in which he is watching Vadivelu's rendition along with Mari Selvaraj. The lyric video also throws a glimpse of Theni Eswar's cinematography. Some of the visuals remind of Mari Selvaraj's Karnan.

AR Rahman had also shared pictures from the recording session on his social media handle and had stated that the experience working with the ace actor and comedian was a memorable one. Twitteratti also trended the hashtag when 'Vaigai Puyal met Isai Puyal'.

Here's the lyric video of Raasa Kannu

Vadivelu plays the titular character in Maamannan, which also stars Udhayanidhi Stalin, Fahadh Faasil and Keerthy Suresh.

Mari Selvaraj had stated at an event that he always wanted to work with Vadivelu. "I always wanted him to be part of my stories, and have been trying to include him in my films, right from Pariyerum Perumal. The character was written with him in mind. And if he didn't come on board, the idea was to drop the project altogether."

The film marks Udhayanidhi Stalin's last project as an actor after he took charge as the State Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports in Tamil Nadu. He announced his decision to quit acting soon after he was appointed as the minister in the state cabinet.